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Benjamin Mendy: 'I can't wait for football to return'

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The Frenchman is raring to go.

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy cannot wait for the text message telling him that football has got the green light to return.

The Premier League began stepping up 'Project Restart' this week as players started a phased return to training in small, social-distant groups.

A resumption of play is scheduled next month and City left-back Mendy is champing at the bit.

"I can't wait," the World Cup winner said. "We are just waiting for the green light. Everywhere we see we are going to start on this date and that date.

"Now I wait for the guys to text us to tell us the league is going to start at this time, and we are going to be so happy.

"But I know they are going to take all the precautions when we are back.

"It's not like they are just going to say 'let's go play', they are going to check everything and I think that's why it takes time.

"When? We don't know, we can't decide anything, we need to follow the club. I think all of us firstly want to protect the people and then if we can play then why not? We will wait and see."

Mendy has started painting and improved his cooking skills during lockdown, which has coincided with the start of Ramadan.

"All of the people have missed football, but at this time now, for Muslim people it means I can be more focused on Ramadan," he said.

"We don't train, we can fast, but the mosques are closed and we can't go out or see family at Eid.

"So, I have missed the football but it makes you focus on the more important things. I have tried to develop myself and learn every day."

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool29271166214582
2Manchester CityMan City28183768313757
3Leicester CityLeicester29165858283053
4Chelsea29146951391248
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd29129844301445
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves29101364134743
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28111073025543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs29118104740741
9Arsenal2891364036440
10Burnley29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton29107123746-937
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2998122541-1635
14Southampton29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29611123240-829
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2976163550-1527
17Watford2969142744-1727
18Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich CityNorwich2956182552-2721
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